From the Author
1. A Splendid Little Murder
2. Island of Spirits
3. Finding Elysium
Lane's character and personal circumstances change somewhat in the series. He starts Splendid as an inspector in the Federal Police investigating the murder of a Congressman's personal assistant on La Tempestad Island. In solving the murder, he embarrasses the Congressman, who get him fired.
Since then, he has been delivering pizzas and doing odd jobs to keep afloat. In Island, his outlook improves when a private contractor hires him to work as local sheriff for a team of ecologists and researchers restoring La Tempestad from cattle ranch to its natural state. While working on the island, he has a close, personal encounter with a ghost and other inexplicable experiences.
Later, in Elysium, we find Lane working as a bartender in a jazz club, where the president of Elysium Analytics hires him to identify the person who hacked into his company's computer network. He finds the hacker and later investigates and solves three related murders.